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>>> the cabinet reshuffle continues, and next in the hot seat, jack lew. it is wednesday, january 9th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, "rolling stones" eric bates, heather mcgee, former traveling press secretary for the obama campaign jen psaki, and the effortlessly elegant msnbc contributor jonathan capehart of "the washington post." at a time of great fiscal uncertainty and belt tightening, president obama is poised to nominate as the next treasury secretary a man who brings his lunch to work every day, a cheese sandwich and apple to be precise, president obama will reportedly tap jack lew tomorrow to replace timothy geithner. lew would take over on the eve of another debt ceiling battle. in round one during the summer of 2011, boehner's top staffer called lew's debt ceiling negotiations disrespectful and dismissive. according to david plouffe, that is because jack knows the numbers and republicans couldn't pull a fast one. two names are being floated to replace lew, dennis mcdonagh, currently his deputy national security adviser and ron klain. but the latest cabinet nomi
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of staff. joining me is kristen welker. >> i can tell you that jack lew has been the leading candidate for this spot. this is someone with experience in the white house and capitol hill. he served as an aide to former house speaker tip o'neal. director of the onb twice. and of course, the chief of staff to the white house, president obama, and has helped the president navigate tough policy issues including that fight over the fiscal cliff in which president obama what many consider a fight with republicans to increasing taxes on wealthier americans. so this is someone who president obama has a very good working relationship with. and, of course, this is a key moment. it's a critical moment to take over the spot as treasury secretary. because there are three big budget matters looming. of course, they're going to have to deal with the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and the all in the comes months. >> kristen, we look at the optics of this, the inner circle being all white men. what is the tone in washington especially since was the obama coalition that got obama in for a second term? >>
learned you were speaking that honey boo-boo has just replaced jack lew as the newly named treasury secretary. key you posted on that insight. >>> mint a trillion dollar coin so congress can keep spending? i wasn't take this seriously nil heard this. >> a position on this trim dollar coin business? >> there is no plan b, there's no backup plan. >> a little evasive in your answer. are you -- trying to leave room or not? >> there's no substitute for congress extending the borrowing authority of the united states. >> this is an option, a viable -- >> i think the only option here, there is no backup plan. the only action is for congress to died job. >> will you rule it out. >> you can speculate about a lot of things. >> just rule it out. it's stupid. when the white house not ruling it out. add that to nancy pelosi who says the president could use a 14th amendment to hike the debt limit. >> i would do it in a second. but i'm not the president of the united states. >> neil: and your know honey boo-boo either. former colorado state treasurer says it's time to stop the schemes to start addr
decided to nominate his current white house chief of staff, jack lew to secede timothy geithner. gloria, do we expect any serious opposition? >> well, there are going to be republicans who oppose him. senator sessions, the ranching republican on the budget committee came out and said he would not support jack lew. >> because? >> because of his testimony before the deficit committee and that the budget could be reduced. he said that's evidence that jack lew should not be confirmed. particularly on these fiscal matters, he did run the office of budget during the debt ceiling negotiations and i remember from covering those debt ceiling noish ags that republicans didn't like him very much, wolf. some of them said to me that jack lew kept moving the goal posts on them. yes, there will be opposition. for chuck hagel, no. i believe in the end jack lew will get confirmed. but i'll tell you this, the reason the white house put off the announcement of jack lew until tomorrow is because of the fiscal cliff. they didn't want it to get involved in the negotiations for the fiscal cliff. they felt tha
personnel announcements, the president does. secondly, i would say that jack lew, who is the president's chief of staff, has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. >> that was press secretary day carney, punking the white house press corp, and not announcing that the president plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the ver
as tomorrow jack lew is going to be named treasury secretary. you got a lot of us excited because you tweeted out jack lew's signature, it's the legit signature. this is the signature that's going to be on all the u.s. currency once he takes over as they recirculate the new bills. >> that signature is more in line with him being a doctor, andrea, maybe a reporter, not a secretary of the treasury. what i would say, somebody reminded me that tim geithner changed his signature a little bit when he became treasury secretary because he's going to be on the bill. so maybe. >> let's see it again. bring that picture back, because we just showed what it would look like. that is his signature. that's jack lew. if you want to go to him -- he may be a doctor, maybe he has a ph.d. he's not a medical doctor as far as i know. it's got to be the world's worst signature, looks more like a doodle. >> i wonder how he came up with it. >> assuming that's confirmed. one more quick thing, we showed you the picture that the white house photographer took of the president and his top advisers during one of the fiscal
obama tapped jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. lew, a man i believe of good and strong values, currently is the president's white house chief of staff. before that he was director of the office of management and budget. the president urged congress to confirm him quickly. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well, and i could not agree more. >> that man standing there, jack lew, looks exactly the same when he was 25 years old working next to me in tip o'neill's office, exactly the same. i don't believe it. lew's nomination signals the president is putting on the upcoming budget battles with congress. we'll be right back. for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, bi
for the frying pan tonight. >> cenk: jack lew. >> jennifer: oh, i see you're going to fry him. he's not a guest. >> cenk: no. >> jennifer: cenk, cenk, cenk, honestly he's good guy. >> cenk: we're going to talk to william black one of the regulators on the s & l crisis. he thinks jack lew having worked for the banks is a significant issue. we'll talk about that. i want to talk about progressive victories as well, and victory after victory is the gay rights groups, which is great. they had an anti-gay pass taken out of the inauguration. how did they do it? i think a lot of progressives can learn from the gay rights movement. and then the press conference on guns control was interrupted by a gun shooting. >> jennifer: yes, i'm interested in the pastor who was pulled out. it's interesting how it was phrased, he decided to pull himself out but there is a lot going on behind the scenes and that's what you're looking at. >> cenk: absolutely. anyone who withdraws oh, i didn't want to cause a distraction, but normally it's the progressives who is withdrawing. how do progressives get that victory? we hav
's not any one of these appointments you could look at and say well, that didn't make sense. jack lew makes sense at treasury. it made sense to replace peter orszag, gene spurling and then austin goolsby with allen krueger. you have to wonder, can it really be the case that this white house, after four very difficult years in which people are very tired, in which they're very burnt out, in which they've been worn down by endless battles with the republicans, and in which the sort of natural dynamics of group thinking in a tightly knit administration have taken over, can it really be the case if they can benefit from bringing in new people with new voices and new experiences and a fresh perspective? a lot of people i talk to, some of them former members of the administration, think at this point that it is a big problem, that at this point the president needs to get out of his comfort zone in some of these appointments particularly on the economics side and bring in folks with a new perspective. yet that's balanced by the fact that they don't think jack lew is a bad guy or going to be a bad
of staff, jack lew, to be treasury secretary. >>> last night, hilda solis resigned shchlt resigned. she is expected to leave her post this month. >>> when you hear the boss, the first person you think of is bruce springsteen. not "time" magazine who have chris christie on their cover. here is how he reported. >> i am reporting "time" magazine to the anti-italian defamation league. look at that thing. come on. >> it makes you look like tony soprano. >> i can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it. >> kristy poking a little fun about his latest turn in the spotlight. jim acosta explains, kristy's blunt style sometimes put the rec can powerhouse at odds with members of his own party. >> from making the rounds on the morning talk shows to landed on the cover of "time" magazine and dubbed the boss, chris christie just might be the next big thing for a republican party that's shrinking in stature. the new jersey governor never seems to be at a loss for words when it comes to giving the gop some straight talk. >> we have lost two elections in a row. we need to be thinking about doi
. ♪ >>> president obama will nominate his chief of staff over at the white house, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. >> it's going to be his signature, right, on the bottom of all our currency. it will look something like this. >> that -- that's your signature? or are you just testing to see if the pen works? hey, lew, here's a tip. stop signing all your checks on the teacup ride at disney world. the only way that you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boing! >> he does have a funny signature. welcome back to "morning joe." richard wolffe and donny deutsch are still with us. >> beautiful sunrise. >> it is beautiful. >> beautiful. >> beautiful friday morning. >> what's that in the background blinking? >> a chopper. >> another chopper. let's stay on this shot. this may get interesting. >> no. joining the table -- good lord -- "new york times" columnist gail collins. it's good to have you on board this morning. >> good to be here. it's friday. >> it is friday. >> yeah. >> nice silence. >> you know -- >> you know what alex just said to me? >> what's that? >> let's do
's cabinet. the white house chief of star, jack lew, will be named treasury secretary, and now there is a search for a new position now that solis has stepped down. kathleen sebelius will continue to serve in the president's second term. >>> in colorado, the evidence hearing against james holmes is over a couple days earlier than expected. the judge will decide tomorrow if the case will go to trial. homes is accused of opening fire inside that aurora, colorado movie theater last july killing 12 and injuring dozens. yesterday police say they found evidence that holmes cased the theater for weeks ahead of time. >>> and a race to free a pack of killer whales trapped in ice in a small canadian village in northern quebec. experts are being sent to the scene today to see what can be done to save them. if the hole they're using to breathe and say afloat freezes over, they will die. >> it's so sad and so stunning. >> in the next hour we will talk with william hurley about the effort to save these wheels. >>> roger clemens now knows what it's like to be on the receiving end. clemens and
this signature on the paper dollar. douglas dillon. now that jack lew is to succeed, the problem is this. the squirrely signature. it's going to show on the paper money if he's confirmed. offered up some comparisons to his signature. the crazy straw you get at six flags. a slip of paper you used to test out pens in office max. and a classic. the hair of peanuts character sally brown. there it is too. >>> up next, can anyone save the republican party from itself? the answer may be on the cover of the new "time" magazine. there it is. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every
that jack lew is to succeed, the problem is this. the squirrely signature. it's going to show on the paper money if he's confirmed. offered up some comparisons to his signature. the crazy straw you get at six flags. a slip of paper you used to test out pens in office max. and a classic. the hair of peanuts character sally brown. there it is too. >>> up next, can anyone save the republican party from itself? the answer may be on the cover of the new "time" magazine. there it is. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> welcome back to "hardball." up, up, up. chris christie's stock is rising in jersey after befriending the president and taking on his own party in hurricane sandy relief money. take a look at these numbers. you don't see these in politics much. a 73% approval rating among new jersey voters. 73%. even higher approval among independents. and 62% among democrats. when you look at traditional democratic voting blocks, christie's at 70% approval among women. 69% among non-white voters. 62% in homes with a public employee. and he may be the man to get the gop back on
. i'm also told, by the way, that jack lew who currently serves as the chief of staff to the president, been very involved in these fiscal cliff negotiations, is likely to be nominated as the next treasury secretary. he's got some republican opponents on the hill. and there's some concern in the business community that he doesn't have enough business and market expertise. but he is expected to be confirmed after nomination. >> chuck hagel, maybe to defense. jack lew to treasury. still have to do cia -- other jobs to do as well. but the president is still in hawaii right now, coming back over the weekend. >> and it's interesting when you talk about this president and talking to people who are familiar with his thought process. it's really about a comfort level for this president. he likes to nominate people he already knows, feels comfortable with in his inner circumstance. . we've seen that on the white house staff, for example. that's what i think we're seeing here in these nominations. >> obviously feels comfortable with john kerry who was nominated as secretary of state. i think he
is going to nominate as soon as tomorrow, jack lew to be the next treasury secretary. we will update the story as we get more information. coming up at noon eastern, we will take you live to the connecticut for -- take you live to connecticut for the state of the state address. next up from new jersey, chris christie's third state of the stake, focusing largely on hurricane sandy relief and recovery efforts. it is about 45 minutes. [applause] thank you. governor. thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. lt. gov.>> lieutenant governor guadagno, madam speaker, mr. president, members of the legislature, fellow new jerseyans, since george washington delivered the first state of the union in new york on this day in 1790, it has been the tradition of executive leaders to report on the condition of the nation and state at the beginning of the legislative year. so it is my honor and pleasure to give you this report on the state of our state. one year ago, we were scheduled to gather on this second
of the president's cabinet, the white house chief of staff, jack lew, is going to be nominated to become the next treasury secretary. he would replace timothy geithner. the search is on now for a new labor secretary now that hilda s solis has announced she's stepping down. staying on the job for now is attorney general eric holder. he'll be working with the vice president on those new gun control measures that we heard biden talk about just a few minutes ago. he could leave by the end of the year. the white house also announcing health and man less than 90 minutes. some films are considered to be shoo-ins for nomination. lots of drama, though, in this case. a nischelle turnpike e turner is angeles for us today. >> reporter: the good thing about the academy is they like to zig when other folks zag so there could be five to ten nominations for best picture this morning. conventional wisdom is it's been a really good year for film. there's a little something for everyone. >> i like our chances now. >> reporter: the campaign for best picture is about to get real. and there's no doubt "lincoln" will b
late night comics new material. even the president joked about jack lew's loopy signature saying he better make it more readable before it's printed on u.s. dollar bills. listen to what some of the professional comics are saying. >> that's your signature? or are you just testing to see if the pen works? hey, lew, here's a tip, stop signing all your checks on the teacup ride at disney world. the only way you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boyoyoyong. >> he worked at hostess as a cupcake icer, and now he's -- it's good. it's about time our bills look like they were signed by a roomba. >> our bills should have nothing ridiculous on it, just old men in wigs and pyramids with eyes. is this even a signature? or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? good grief. and it got no better when lew explained his fiscal philosophy saying, quote, i described budgets as tapestry, when it's woven together our picture amounts to the hopes and dreams of a nation. >> that is so funny. let's check in with erin burnett, coming up at the top of the hour
commonly is jack lew. but he's not a clear candidate yet at least. secretary geithner has been very instrumental in talking to the congress for the last couple years about the budget and about the debt ceiling. he was very involved in 2011. he's obviously been very involved the last couple of months. if he leaves, i think we could -- it really depends who takes over for him. but i think we're -- i think we're looking at a lot of big issues to face before march and so it's really going to come down to who that person is that takes over. >> yeah, certainly. have to talk a little bit of football because we always talk about the commercials and the super bowl and how much money they bring in. there are reports that it might have the ad sales looking a little less hot, sexy, if you will, this year. are you hearing anything about that? and if so, what's behind it? >> about ad sales? >> yeah. well, no. about the content of them. i mean, remember all the talk about how sexy they are and, look it, i mean, they are painting on naked bodies here and you have, you know, all that. i mean, is the
this morning bloomberg is reporting that president obama plans to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. he would be replacing timothy geithner who has made it clear he plans to step down by the end of january. lew twice has been the director of the office -- excuse me, the office of management and budget. did his bit on wall street as managing director of citigroup. easier to be than say apparently. if selected and confirmed lew has the task of taking on raising the debt ceiling. we're back after the break. commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪
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